Early Learning Resources

Family Engagement

 QSLA believes that families are a child’s first and most important teacher.  We also know that children benefit when families and early educators work together in support of children.  The resources below are intended to support early educators in building strong relationships with families for the benefit of all children in their care.

QSLA’s Monthly Family Engagement Tip

Learn NEW strategies each month to build a culture of family engagement at your early learning program, and view previous months’ tips.

Family Engagement Newsletter Archive

Each month QSLA sends out a Family Engagement Newsletter to providers by email, featuring a new topic each month! This is the archive of all Family Engagement Newsletters from September 2021 onward. These newsletters include resources for providers to implement with families directly as well as family activities, focusing on topics like Staff Development and Support, Welcoming Environment, Family Partnerships, Community Partnerships, and a special “You Asked, We Answered” section where we respond to provider support requests.

QSLA’s Family Engagement Webinars

Watch our previous Family Engagement Webinars on our YouTube channel!

Quality Counts California: Family Engagement Toolkit

Whether you’re a child care provider, trainer, coach, home visitor, or educator in another setting, you can benefit from Quality Counts California’s (QCC) Family Engagement Toolkit. The toolkit consists of five modules to continue your professional development on family engagement.  All professional development learning modules, practice simulations, and resources to extend your learning are available in English and Spanish.

Talk. Read. Sing (First 5 CA)

First 5 CA has a variety of resources focused on early language, reading, brain, and motor development.  Resources include activities, downloads, videos and more!

Strengthening Families Protective Factors On-line Trainings (Children’s Trust Fund Alliance)

When families have the resources and supports they need, it increases the likelihood that children will grow up to be successful in school and in life.  The Strengthening Families Protective Factors trainings help those working with families to learn about the proactive ways they can support children and families.

QSLA Talking Points for Families

Provides common messaging for providers to use while communicating with families about QSLA

Concrete Supports Infographic (English)

A 2-page resource infographic with information about: Support Hubs, Food Support, Housing Assistance, Employment & Legal Assistance, Transporation, Mental & Physical Health, Domestic Abuse, and Regional Supports (Long Beach and Antelope Valley).